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Praja Suddi - Issue 10


Monday 18 July


Bengaluru Commuter Rail will be chugging around soon!

The big news in the month is that the tenacious pursuit of the Namma Railu team seems finally to be bearing fruit.

Commuter rail starting service soon
Bangalore needs commuter rail
State Of South Western Railways

DULT's invitation to citizen participation!

Citizen participation has quite been exemplified by the kind of responses to the DULT invitation for suggestions for bus-stop designs - perhaps the perfect route for all such exercises in future.

Bus Stop Design

Efforts to save Bengaluru lakes

But, Bellanduru and other lakes in the city received a fair amount of attention, with the irrepressible IDS even beginning to plan for his new born son's participation in water sports events in the 2030 Olympics.

Meeting Bangalore Lakes
Bellandur lake hinterland development
Bellandur lake bed land filling

Bikeshare efforts are moving along well!

Bicycle related matters are getting to become the flavour of the season amongst Prajagalu, known generally as they are for championing green causes.

Biggest bike share
Cycle parking bays
Visit to Bikeshare in Washington DC

Bengaluru traffic talk continues!

Traffic issues - from lack of accountability, to ill-conceived approaches to solutions, to public interface, to radio alerts, to driver behaviour, role of advisers, overall vision, and even the question of using transgenders to control traffic - got discussed thoroughly, this being about the most vexatious issue for the citizens. The Sankey road received specific attention because of the fiesty fight being put up by a sizable section of local people against tree cutting in the name of road widening. Likewise, the Richmond road, another traffic hotspot also received specific attention.

Nobody wants to take responsibility
Road widening futility alternatives
Where the city is headed?

Sankey road case study

Sanitation woes of BBMP ward #58!

Ananthram Sir concentrated his efforts over the month on local sanitation issues, bringing out graphically the inadequacies in the BBMP systems.

Dummy corporater ward#58 -storm water drains
Ward #58 laying new 600mm-dia sanitary pipeline


Example of RTI efficacy

A first hand report on the efficacy of RTI came in for fair amount of appreciation.

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